EVEREST BASE CAMP TREKKING
Trip Name Everest Base Camp Trekking
Max Altitude 5545
Grade 3
Activity N/A
Trip Duration 15 Days
Minimum Group Size 1+
Destination N/A
Starting Point Kathmandu
Ending Point Kathmandu

Overview

Everest base camp trekking has been a popular destination for trekkers since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Mt. Everest was accomplished in 1953. To reach this part of the Himalaya within a limited time, we have devised this two weeks of Everest base camp treks which runs directly Kathmandu to  Lukla Everest base camp via Namche Bazaar,Thyangboche Monastry and Dingboche then enjoying the panorama views Kalapatthar then return back to  Lukla then fly to Kathmandu.

Everest base camp trek, a very well known adventure mountain treks in Nepal, starts at the upper Phakding and follows the Dudh Koshi valley gently climbing up to the Sherpa capital of Solukhumbu; Namche, a bustling bazaar that’s a junction for trekkers, the local Sherpa and expeditions en route to the mighty Mt. Everest trek. Sagarmatha National Park or Mt. Everest National Park, which covers 1748 sq.km  and it was established in 1976. This National Park was enlisted as the natural heritage sites of Nepal in 1979. All along this part of the trails, villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs. In both the early autumn and late spring, the flowers on this portion of the Everest base camp trek make it the kind of walk you will remember for a life time.

Itinerary

Out-line Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel and briefing about the trek
Day 02: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.)
Day 04: Rest & Acclimatization
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3867 m)
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4260 m.)
Day 07:  Exploration/ acclimatization at Dingboche     
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4930m)
Day 09: Trek to Gorakshep (5165m) Eeverest base camp (5545 m) & back to Gorakshep
Day 10: Trek to Kalapatther and Pheriche
Day 11: Trek to Tengboche (3867m,5 hrs)
Day 12: Trek to Monjo via Namche Bazaar (2835m, 5-6 hrs)
Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2800m, 4-5 hrs)
Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 15: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel and briefing about the trek
Arrive at the Tribhuwan international airport where you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel. This day is simply an arrival day and there will be no any organized activities. So, you will have some free time to relax or walk around for local sights. A pre-departure meeting will be held early evening and you will be introduced with your trekking guide. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding 
An early morning wake up and transfer to the domestic airport to board the flight to Lukla.  We take off to our destination on a 35 min scenic mountain flight. After a cup of tea at local Lodge in Lukla we are treading on the legendary “Everest Highway” which heads downwards through the alpine valley following the “Dudh Kosi” or milk river (named after its milky colour from glacial silt). We reach Phakding after 3hrs walk and end our first day here. Overnight at lodge.

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.)
Today we walk mostly uphill through the alpine valleys. We cross Dudh Kosi River a few times before we reach Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital of the Khumbu region. On a clear day you get panaromic views of Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kusum Kangru, Kwangde and Taweche on the way to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Rest & Acclimatization 
Acclimatization is important before proceeding to higher altitudes. This is the first acclimatization day in Namche bazaar that everyone should make into their Everest region trekking itinerary. You can explore around and relax. Overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3867 m)
 Today the landscape changes dramatically. The trail is more open and wide and it reveals the great depths of the surrounding mountains. We descend to the Dudh Kosi River and stop for lunch at Phunki Tenga. From here we climb steeply through a beautiful rhododendron and birch forest for 2 hours that will take us to Tengboche. We will visit the monastery and watch the monks performing their rituals. Overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4260 m.)
This stretch of the trek from Tengboche to Dingboche is through some pretty nice shady forest trails, full of Birches, Conifers and Rhododendrons. The trail continues along the ridge on true right side all the way to Dingboche while Ama Dablam's thumb like visage dominates the trail most of the time. Dingboche is another rest area to acclamatize in higher altitude. Overnight at lodge.

Day 07:  Exploration/ acclimatization at Dingboche     
 We take rest day for proper acclimatization and explore around. There are several great sights need to explored. Overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4930m) 
The trail ascends a bit up to the Chorten above Dingboche and then gradually ascends to north west  Khumbu valley until we reach Duglha. From Duglha the trail is steep uphill and we reach the memorial place of people who died while climbing Everest. Then, the trail from this point drops a bit and follows the western side of the valley to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.

Day 09: Trek to Gorakshep (5165m) Everest Base Camp (5545 m) & back to Gorakshep
From Lobuche you  make an early start to Gorak Shep and climb to Everest Base Camp through a higher route. You will spend a few hours in the Everest Base Camp (EBC). From EBC you can see Khumbu icefall and the route to the South Col. Then, you get  back to Gorakshep for an overnight stay.

Day 10: Trek to Kalapatther and Pheriche
After an early breakfast you will make an early start to reach Kalapatther. It is a steep climb of one or two hours up the grassy slopes west of Gorak Shep. Kala Pattar climb is one of the finest parts of the entire trek to watch the spectacular view of Kala Pattar of Ama Dablam, Makalu, Nuptse, Lhotse and the black pyramid of Everest. Then, you will continue trek to Pheriche. It’s a downhill walk most of the way. Afternoon can be very windy .Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 11: Trek to Tengboche (3867m,5 hrs)
From Pheriche a short walk brings you to a bridge then it is downhill all the way with few ups along the way. At the end of it lies a bridge from where the trail heads back to the woodlands and vegetation with an hour-long uphill walk to Thyangboche for the overnight stop.

Day 12: Trek to Monjo via Namche Bazaar (2835m, 5-6 hrs)
Retrace the journey back to Shanasha , where the trails from Khumjung, Gokyo and to Namche meet. From here the route follows on the busy main path winding down all the way to Namche Bazaar and continue to  Monjo for the overnight camp, located just near the Everest National Park entrance and exit.

Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2800m, 4-5 hrs)
.You can walk at your own leisurely pace enjoying the lush green scenery and the amazing view of the surrounding mountains .Apart from a few short uphill stretches the only long climb will be from a place called Choplung just before reaching Lukla (40 minutes). At Lukla , we’ll have a merry dinner party at night with the whole Sherpa crew and porters.

 Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu 
 This morning you will transfer to Lukla airstrip for your flight back to Kathmandu. The 40 minute flight to Kathmandu usually leaves early from Lukla but this depends on the weather.

Day 15: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination

Cost Includes

Inclusion

  • All pick up drop arrival & departure
  • Kathmandu –Lukla- Kathmandu flight
  •  Everest National Park Permit & TIMS Card.
  •  2 night 3 star standard hotel accommodations in Kathmandu with B/B (Bed & Breakfast).
  •  13 Nights Teahouse/Lodge accommodations with food in Everest base camp trek.
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  •  13 Days Guide/Leader (English Speaking) with their food, accommodations and salary.
  •  13 Days Sherpa Porter and their food, accommodations and salary (2 guests = 1 Porter)
  • Insurance for Guide and porter during the trek.
  • A medical kit for trek.
  • All local and government taxes.

Cost Excludes

Exclusion

  •  Nepal entry visa fees.
  •  Nature of Personal shopping
  •  Personal bar bills with soft hard drinks.
  •  Personal Insurance to coverage helicopter rescue if emergency (important- Every passenger should have it.)
  •  Tipping for guide and porter.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu(and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc).

Accommodation

2 night hotel in Kathmandu, ludge during trekking

Meals

Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during trekking

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